Alcoholic.org is a privately owned website providing consumers with a reliable repository of concise, understandable, unbiased information for those impacted by alcohol use, abuse and addiction issues. This website serves as a compendium of this information, culled from various academic sources, both private and public forums and resource lists, and the collaborative records of Wikipedia. Alcoholic.org is not affiliated with any religious denomination, does not endorse one specific treatment modality over others (12-step, etc.), and has no vested interest in any particular treatment center or treatment provider.
Alcoholism is a pervasive global problem. Its negative effects are felt in every country that the World Health Organization (WHO) maintains statistics for. The United States is no exception. The 2014 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health reports that annually, more than 3 million people—nearly 6% of ALL worldwide deaths—are in some way alcohol related. Alcohol has a tight grip on our young, as evidenced by this grim statistic: 25% of all-cause mortality in people aged 20-39 can be blamed on alcohol. While the more commonly thought of ill consequences run the gamut from motor vehicle accidents to the devastating chronic health effects of excessive alcohol use, the WHO report also spotlights more esoteric concepts, such as the causal relationship between drinking and incidence of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Conceptual Causal Model of Alcohol Consumption and Health Outcomes
It is no easy task to pinpoint the genesis of our global alcohol problem. The factors contributing to excessive alcohol consumption and the problems that may secondarily arise are manifold, varying between different populations and along divisions such as age, race and gender. Regardless of the academic discussions to be had, Alcoholic.org strives to digest the various sources of information and present them to site visitors as a both an educational tool and a means of seeking help for themselves or a loved one suffering the effects of this global problem of alcohol abuse.
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What Should I Do If I Think I’m Experiencing Alcohol Poisoning or an Alcohol-Related Emergency?
If you are in the midst of an alcohol emergency, and any symptoms of an acute alcohol overdose exist (person in question is unresponsive to voices or movement, demonstrates mental confusion, is vomiting, has cold/clammy/bluish or discolored skin, slow or halted breathing, seizure/convulsions), immediately call your local 911 system or transport the victim to a local emergency room for help. Do not leave the person unattended. Emergency facilities can help identify the signs and symptoms of an overdose.
Poison Control Centers around the nation are often trained for these types of emergencies as well. Additionally, you can call 1-888-919-3845. This number provides contact to every poison center in the U.S.
Where Else Can I Find Trusted Information on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?
A wealth of credible, research based information on alcohol and the abuse of alcohol exists for public consumption on a variety of websites. Here are a few to get you started: